CAIRO, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Six suspected human bird
flu cases were found negative for the deadly H5N1 virus on Sunday, an Egyptian
health ministry official said.
All the six patients who were sent to hospital for
showing flu-like symptoms were tested negative for H5N1 virus, said the
The six suspected bird flu infectors, aging from
three to 40, came from Fayoum, a countryside town located some 85 km south of
They were suspected of being infected as they had
been in close contact with sick domestic poultry, Egypt's official MENA news
agency reported on Saturday.
Egyptian government spotted the deadly virus recently
in Fayoum, where a 17-year-old girl died from bird flu on Feb. 5.
Egypt found the first bird flu case in dead poultry
on Feb. 17,2006 and then the virus spread to 20 of the country's 26
The populous Arab country reported first human bird
flu case on March 18 of 2006. Since then, 12 people have died of the fatal virus
in Egypt and the other eight have recovered.
According to statistics, Egypt is the fifth most
affected country in the world and the worst-hit outside Asia.
Indonesian woman dies of bird
JAKARTA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- A 20-year-old Indonesian
woman died of bird flu early on Sunday, bring the death toll to 64 in the
"The woman, who was hospitalized in hospital in West Java
province, died early today," an official of the National Commission of the Bird
Flu Control told Xinhua by telephone.
Official: bird flu found in southeast
ANKARA, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Agriculture and Rural
Affairs Ministry confirmed on Thursday that bird flu have been found in the
southeast of the country, just over a year after four children were killed by
the deadly H5N1 strain of disease in the region.
The ministry said in a statement that bird flu have been
found on Thursday in the village of Bogazkoy in the southeastern province of
Batman, the private CNN-Turk television channel reported.
Second vet tested for bird flu in
BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- A second veterinary worker
at the Bernard Matthews poultry unit in Holton, Suffolk, UK, where bird flu was
confirmed last week, was undergoing hospital tests for the H5N1 virus, according
to British Health Protection Agency (HPA) Wednesday.
The worker had complained of respiratory problems and the
tests were a precautionary measure. Test results would be available Thursday